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Pear Chutney

This recipe is for Maggie: Yesterday I made 24 medium jars of pear relish, and tasting it last night we were delighted with it. Please don’t think we quaff such large quantities, they are distributed throughout the family and a few friends…

Pear Chutney

10.896 Kg /12lb pears           3 teaspoons cayenne pepper

14 g  / 1/2 oz of salt                1/2 oz cloves

5 1/2 Kg / 6lb. sugar                2 onions

12 cups / 3 pints vinegar           56 gm. / 2 oz. root ginger

Put ginger, cloves and onions in a bag and boil in vinegar. Cut pears in small pieces and cook gently till tender, adding sugar. Once sugar is there it does need stirring. Remove bag.  (I did add some cornflour, a couple of tablespoons mixed to a paste to bring a little thickening).  Bottle and seal. I found I had too much juice, so strained the last bit and tipped it out the excess juice.

This I cooked in two large pots, it really needs a jam pan. Half quantity would make 12 jars.

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Pear Chutney 29th April 2014

Chocolate sauce

IMG_2217Today I decided to share an easy recipe that is always good to have tucked away, for those times when you don’t feel like baking. This can be used on icecream or poured over poached pears.

  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate or 4 tablespoons of cocoa,
  • 11/2 cups sugar
  • 11/2 cups water
  • 11/2 tablespoons cornflour (or one bare tbsp for a thinner sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Boil to required consistency.It needs to be easy to pour over icecream.

Original recipe written by Mrs. W. T. Findlay, Campbell Town, Tasmania

published in ‘The 21st Birthday Cookery Book of the Country Women’s Association in Tasmania’ 1963IMG_2216